Audi tests grid black-out prevention with e-trons

January 15, 2021

German carmaker Audi has set up a small-scale test in Germany to mimic one of the ‘horror scenarios’ skeptics of the electric car are projecThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Groupe Renault announces strategic plan ‘Renaulution’

January 14, 2021

On Thursday, Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo announced a new strategic plan, called Renaulution. The aim is to shift the group’s strategy fromThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Chatbot digs out whether you’re responsible for accident

January 14, 2021

When you’re involved in a traffic accident, it is not always clear whether or not you were responsible. That is why the Belgian attorney’s oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Total and Engie to build 40 MW electrolyzer for hydrogen

January 14, 2021

In a joint press release, French petroleum group Total and French energy provider Engie have announced the launch of the Masshylia project fThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

86% of Belgians not ready yet for digital car purchase

January 14, 2021

Online sales are rising worldwide due to the corona pandemic, but those who want to buy a new car still prefer to do so physically rather thThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Acerta: ‘three out of ten employees want leased bike’

January 14, 2021

According to a survey by HR service provider Acerta, three out of ten Belgian employees (28%) want to lease a bicycle via their employer. AcThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Geely and Foxconn to jointly build EVs for other carmakers

January 14, 2021

Chinese carmaker Geely and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn are setting up a joint venture to become contract manufacturers for other comThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Stellantis: starting the real work

January 14, 2021

Stellantis, the recently approved fusion between FCA and PSA, has been welcomed positively. Now the real work starts. Is the new group goingThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Renault in 2020: CAFE objectives reached and 21,3% sales drop

January 13, 2021

On Tuesday, French Groupe Renault (Renault, Dacia, Lada, Renault Samsung Motors & Alpine) announced having sold 800 000 fewer cars in 20This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

TomTom: ‘Traffic in Belgium decreased by one-fifth in 2020’

January 13, 2021

Last year, the general traffic intensity decreased by 18% compared to one year before. According to figures from the TomTom Traffic Index, aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch Fastned sells more electricity despite pandemic

January 13, 2021

Dutch fast-charging network Fastned has sold 14% more electricity in Q4 (a total of 3,3 GWh) in the five countries it’s active in, despite tThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Why are most (company) cars white?

January 13, 2021

Many cars sold worldwide over the past decade were white, and even today, the number of white cars in traffic is impressive. But why? Is it This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Geely and Baidu to build ‘smart’ EVs together

January 12, 2021

China’s ‘Google’, search engine giant Baidu, confirmed joining forces with carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to develop and manufacture This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

€1,5 billion for Belgian RER/GEN train

January 12, 2021

In a recent interview reported by newspapers La Libre Belgique and La Dernière Heure – Les Sports, Mobility Minister, Georges Gilkinet (EThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VAB Group and Koopman Logistics join forces

January 12, 2021

The Belgian VAB Group and the Dutch family company Koopman Logistics join forces to offer various Flemish players attractive automotive soluThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Belgians think traffic aggression has increased

January 12, 2021

Almost 4 in 10 Flemish (36%) think that ‘the other road users’ have become more aggressive since the start of the corona crisis in March. RoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

VDL Roeselare to deliver 102 e-buses for Oslo

January 12, 2021

VDL Group will build 102 electric Citea buses for the city of Oslo (Norway’s capital). It’s VDL’s largest order of e-buses ever. The buses wThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Daimler meets EU CO2 targets in 2020 by tripling ‘xEV’ sales

January 12, 2021

German carmaker Daimler is confident it will meet the European CO2 targets set for 2020 by tripling car sales of its Mercedes brand’s ‘xEVs’This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Interesting Chinese EV newcomer Aiways U5: we drove it

January 11, 2021

The coming year will see a small avalanche of new Chinese brands on European markets, a lot of them producing electric vehicles. Aiways is oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Magnette: ‘No kilometer tax in Brussels before 2024’

January 11, 2021

“The Brussels city toll will certainly not be introduced during this legislature, not before 2024.” That is what Paul Magnette, President ofThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

NIO presents ET7 flagship with up to 150 kWh battery

January 11, 2021

Chinese electric startup NIO has presented its new ET7 flagship, a five-meter long ‘premium’ sedan with a choice of a ‘swappable’ battery ofThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Apple talking to Hyundai about autonomous EV?

January 11, 2021

Rumors pop up again Apple is talking with established carmakers to cooperate for building an autonomous electric car. Like the Korea EconomiThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Pandemic pushes people to used cars and motorbikes

January 08, 2021

New car sales were hit by more than 21% in 2020. The second-hand car market, too, did worse than in 2019, but the drop is strikingly less: -This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Corona and absence of motor show impact car buying intentions

January 08, 2021

Sector federation Traxio organized a market survey to see if the corona pandemic and the absence of a ‘live’ motor show impact buying intentThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Elia: ‘2020 shows 31% record growth in renewable energy’

January 08, 2021

According to the annual figures from the electricity network administrator Elia, several renewable energy records were broken last year. TheThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

EVs booming: Chinese see homemade as better value

January 08, 2021

The market of electric cars has found a new youth in China during the past year, having grown by 8%, according to data from the Chinese AssoThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

‘Air pollution would push ten thousands of Dutch to move’

January 08, 2021

Ten thousands of Dutch citizens would like to move to seek for better air quality. Some actually do but others don’t have the possibility (oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Driving skills of seniors to benefit from smart technology

January 08, 2021

Senior citizens are very much attached to their mobility, and more specifically to their car, as a last resort for their self-reliance. But This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Germany: premiums push all-electric car sales to 206% growth

January 08, 2021

Despite an overall regression in new car sales of 20%, alternative drive systems (battery-electric, fuel-cell, plug-in hybrids, and gas) tooThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Interview: the new faces at PSA Belux

January 07, 2021

Dutchman Bas Viveen, an ‘automotive veteran’ with mileage at Renault, Nissan, Peugeot, and Opel/Vauxhall Europe, runs Peugeot Belux for a feThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Almost 10 000 e-steps, scooters, and shared bikes in Brussels

January 07, 2021

The corona pandemic has led to fewer journeys in Brussels. As a result, there has been a stop in the boom in the number of shared mobility oThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Sales of speed pedelecs dropped by 6% in 2020

January 07, 2021

The bicycle became popular among Belgians in corona times, but sales figures of speed pedelecs dropped. According to figures from sector fedThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Michelin to cut 2 300 jobs in France

January 07, 2021

In a recent press release, French tire manufacturer Michelin announces a new restructuring plan including up to 2 300 lay-offs in France. JuThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Share Now adds 70 BMW i3s to its Amsterdam fleet

January 06, 2021

Car-sharing specialist Share Now, the European market leader in the field, has decided to add 70 new, completely electric BMW i3 models to iThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Van den Brandt suggests kilometer tax for Brussels Ring

January 06, 2021

During the latest mobility commission at the Brussels Parliament, Brussels Mobility Minister, Elke Van den Brandt (Groen) suggested implemenThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

The car market (2): EVs booming, over 50% in Norway

January 06, 2021

All over the world, car sales have suffered from the corona pandemic. However, 2020 is also the year of the beginning breakthrough of the elThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Holland heating up faster than rest of the world?

January 06, 2021

According to figures from the Dutch Royal Meteorological Institute, the Netherlands is warming up faster than other countries in the world. This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Antwerp Oosterweel mega-project can start on right river bank

January 06, 2021

The Antwerp Oosterweel project’s construction works – the so-called ‘construction site of the century’ – can finally start on the right This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Cambio finally goes electric in Brussels

January 06, 2021

Belgium’s most successful car-sharing service, Cambio, extends its Brussels’ fleet with ten electric cars by the end of the year. Finally, aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

The car market suffered from corona in 2020

January 05, 2021

Last year there were 431 491 new cars registered in Belgium, 21,55% less than in 2019. In France, the sales total in 2020 is 1,65 million, aThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

France: massive return of the radar speed traps

January 05, 2021

After nearly 60% of radar speed traps being vandalized since the beginning of the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement in France, the guardians of spThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brexit: airlift between Ostend and Birmingham

January 05, 2021

From Monday, British airline Jota Aviation, specializing in cargo transport, starts a new airlift between Ostend (Belgium) and Birmingham (UThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Stellantis is a fact, who are the men behind it?

January 05, 2021

On Monday, the shareholders of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)  and Peugeot S.A. (PSA) approved the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA to create This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Byton backed up by iPhone maker Foxconn

January 05, 2021

Chinese electric car start-up Byton has signed a deal with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to back up the production of its first M-ByteThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Chinese-American Seres 3 electric SUV is on the market

January 04, 2021

The Belgian importer OneAutomotive brings its first electric car on the market. It’s a compact SUV called Seres 3. With a basic price of €This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Brussels City 30: are cars more polluting at 30 km/h?

January 04, 2021

Since 1 January, Brussels is a 30 km/hour zone, except for the major axes where the speed limit remains 50 or 70 km/hour. While the reductioThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Germany to close coal power plants and tax CO2 in 2021

January 04, 2021

Germany will introduce two energy transition projects. On the one hand, the country will invoice every ton of CO2 emitted by transport and hThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

China reduces NEV subsidies further by 20%

January 04, 2021

China is reducing subsidies to purchase so-called New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) – plug-in hybrids, battery EVs, and fuel-cell cars – by 20%This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Dutch have already 1 163 electric buses operational

January 04, 2021

More than 20% of buses in the Dutch public transport system have become ‘green’ in five years. Since December, 1 163 emission-free buses areThis content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.

Tesla ‘misses’ 2020 delivery targets by a whisker

January 04, 2021

American carmaker Tesla delivered 499 550 cars last year, missing its own target by a whisker. In production volumes, Tesla reached a total This content has been archived. Log in or Subscribe to a level that has access to archived content.